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Keramic Art of Japan. 7 Volume Set
Liverpool, For the subscribers by the authors, 1875-01-01. Liverpool, For the subscribers by the authors, 1875-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 7 Volumes. Folio. lxxi., 61pp, 11 pl. of 13 pl.; 38 pl. of 51pl. Contemporary rebound set in half leather by Foulton & Co. Art Pottery. 4 raised bands to each volume. Gilt lettering on red spine labels to Vol. I-V. Moderate shelfwear. Chipping and loss to spine on Volumes VI and VII. Chipping and loss to heads and tails to Vol. I-V. Gutters shaken to the volumes. Boards starting. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

Contents of volume are arranged so as to be either a display piece for possible customers or decorators of the Company. Contents are as found: Vol I: Title Page, Prospectus, List of Subscribers (of orig Vol. I), i-xii; pl. A and B; p 1-8, pl. 12, 16, 21 26, 29, 34; Vol. II: Title Page, prospectus (of orig. Vol. II), xiii-xxxii; pl. C, E, G; p. 9-12, pl. 3, 7, 10, 43; Vol. III: pl. I and D; xli-lvi, p 27-30, pl. 6, 13, 15, 17, 28, 33, 36; Vol. IV: xxxiii-xl, pl. K, p. 19-26, pl. 14, 18, 30, 44, 51; Vol V: pl. I and M, pg 13-16, 31-38; pl. 4 and 46, 3 cont. workshop sketches; Vol. VI: lvii-lx, p. 39-46, lxi-lxiv., pl F, pg 17 and 18, pl. 5, 8, 9 (text only), 23, 35, 50; Vol. VII: Preface (orig. of Vol. I) List of plates and List of Marks and Monograms (orig. of Vol. II), lxv-lxxi, p. 47-61, pl. 19, 20, 24, 25, 31, 37, 38, 47 and 48.

The birth of art pottery was part of the larger arts and crafts movement born in England in the 1860s. In the United States art pottery was hugely influenced by the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, and the ensuing American embrace of such diverse aesthetic notions as Japanism and the Colonial Revival. William DeMorgan (1839-1917) in London and John Bennett in New York City were among the best known figures to explore pottery as art in the 1870s and 1880s, with painterly designs that romantically evoked the Middle Ages and the exotic East.Towards the end of the 19th Century, art pottery split into two distinct camps—the china painters and art potters. Decorated porcelains continued to play a major role in the world of artistic ceramics during the later Gilded Age, continuing a factory-based tradition with roots in the eighteenth century. Art potteries, conceived as small scale cooperative business ventures with a distinct division of labor, capitalized on arts and crafts ideals of handcraft and design. Ceramic decorating, which was a genteel hobby for well-to-do women, was at the same time a viable career path for both men and women in this period.

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